Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back... Not even the law or science! Written by
Firstly, Upside Down is breathtakingly beautiful. If any other film this year comes close to the gorgeous cinematography used in this then I will be amazed. From lingered shots of the gap between the two worlds to the confines of an inverse office, a lot of thought and care has gone into little aspects that make Upside Down look stunning. The Inverse shots and topsy-turvy camera-work take about 40 minutes to get used to but once it happens, I felt truly absorbed in the world created here, so much so that I wished for a TV series, or a video game to explore it further such is the vividness of the creation. This can also be accredited to the, at times, almost ethereal quality the score takes on, especially when highlighting key moments. To oversimplify the plot, its a Romeo and Juliet esque story with themes of Corporate Mismanagement and the disparity between the rich upper and lower classes. For a film that really sells itself on the uniqueness of its fantasy/Sci Fi premise, it carefully straddles the line between artsy and entertaining, only occasionally descending into melodrama. Furthermore, Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst both give excellent performances as the star crossed lovers, never letting the in addition to a lovely turn from Timothy Spall. In Summary, Upside Down is a fairly simple tale, told in an extraordinary way, from gorgeous showcase moments to simple touches, it manages to amaze and engage the audience in a tale that has been told in many different ways before, and thats quite some feat.
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